Entries by Mark Todd Engler

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Twenty-Seven Acres Added to Fall Creek Falls SP

Press Release from TennGreen, March 15, 2019: Link: https://www.tenngreen.org/single-post/2019/03/18/Fall-Creek-Falls-Expansion The Tennessee Parks & Greenways Foundation (TennGreen) and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) are thrilled to announce the protection of two significant inholdings in Fall Creek Falls State Park, located in Van Buren County. These two properties, which total around 27 acres on […]

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Flood-Damage Assessment Time on Cumberland Basin Lakes

Press Release from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, March 14, 2019: Link: https://www.dvidshub.net/news/314235/recreation-facilities-receive-damage-assessments-waters-recede NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 14, 2019) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is assessing damage to recreation facilities at its 10 lakes in the Cumberland River Basin as high waters begin to recede. Officials are working as conditions allow […]

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Spring Cleanup Dates Scheduled for Civil War Battlefields

PRESS RELEASE from the the American Battlefield Trust, March 14, 2019: Link: https://www.battlefields.org/ Volunteers throughout Tennessee are teaming up with the American Battlefield Trust to aid in the maintenance and restoration of 13 Volunteer State battlefields and historic sites as part of Park Day, an annual nationwide, hands-on preservation event. Since its inception in 1996, […]

State Parks Offers Free Guided Spring Hikes Statewide March 23

Press Release from the State of Tennessee, March 11, 2019: Link: https://www.tn.gov/environment/news/2019/3/11/tennessee-state-parks-offers-free-guided-spring-hikes-statewide-march-23.html With warmer weather coming, Tennessee State Parks is hosting free guided spring hikes in all 56 state parks led by park rangers on Saturday, March 23. The hikes fit every level, from short easy-to-walk trails to longer treks through more adventurous terrain, each […]

Red Cross Announces New TN Marketing Director

Press Release from ARC Tennessee Region, March 11, 2019: NASHVILLE, March 11, 2019 — The Tennessee Region of the American Red Cross is pleased to announce Sherri McKinney as director of communications and marketing. “We are excited to have Sherri join our leadership team with the Red Cross,” said Joel Sullivan, Regional CEO. “She brings […]

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Historic White County Homestead Added to State Park System

Vintage farm furnishes antique mystique to area rich in natural magnetism A new land-donation to the Virgin Falls State Natural Area allows visitors to stroll back into history a bit and ponder life lived at a slower pace during a more down-to-earth era. A 19th century homestead adjoining eastern White County’s picturesque Dog Cove, which […]

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Equine Flu Detected in Tennessee Horses

Press Release from the State of Tennessee, March 8, 2019: NASHVILLE– The State Veterinarian has announced that several horses returning from out-of-state events have been sickened by equine influenza virus (EIV) in Tennessee. Equine influenza is highly contagious, and the virus is spread by contaminated stable equipment and infected, coughing horses. Symptoms in horses may […]

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Rural Issues Top Lee’s Agenda

New governor looks to spur country-style commerce In one of his first official acts after taking the oath of office as Tennessee’s newest chief executive, Gov. Bill Lee issued an executive order mandating that state agencies do a better job serving country folks. The order directs state agencies to take steps toward improving rural economic […]

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Elevated Lake Levels Expected for Extended Period

The Nashville District Office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is anticipating that heavy rains over the past weeks will result in higher-than-normal pool elevations for some time on the Cumberland River system lakes it manages. Center Hill Lake, Dale Hollow, Percy Priest and Lake Cumberland in Kentucky are all discharging vast quantities of […]